Aug 182016
 August 18, 2016
High June in Colorado --- Retail Cannabis Sales Get Silver Medal

Boulder, Colorado — June this year gave us National Doughnut Day, International Picnic Day, Father’s Day, the Summer Solstice and plenty more. But in Colorado, it presented yet something else worth celebrating — the second busiest month of cannabis sales since the state legalized recreational cannabis. “The June numbers reflect the profound and sustained boom going on in the cannabis industry in Colorado,” said BDS Analytics founder and CEO Roy Bingham. “Month after month our data reveals heightened retail sales.” June was awfully kind to Colorado cannabis in 2016, clocking $112 million in dispensary sales, a 31-percent increase over June

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Aug 122016
 August 12, 2016
Dockside Cannabis Brings Weekly Massages and Coffee to Shoreline

Starting Friday August 12, Dockside Cannabis will be celebrating their customers by offering free coffee from 8-10am and massages in the evenings from 4pm to 7pm! Kicking off the weekly massages will be the Drift Mobile Massage, most prominently featured near the 3rd Ave Tower and the Seattle Bouldering Project, and now Dockside Cannabis Shoreline! Awarded Seattle Weekly’s 2016 “Best Cannabis Retailer,” Dockside Cannabis is committed to providing a safe, legal and enlightening experience for first time customers to returning faces. From free coffee for morning commuters to free massages for the after-work crowd, there’s something for everyone! Additionally, Dockside Cannabis

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Aug 122016
 August 12, 2016
Smoke Like Cypress Hill With Hemper Box Curation

Constantly running to the neighborhood market to pick up papers, lighters, and wraps has always been a plight of the stoner. However, as the cannabis lifestyle breaches into the mainstream, subscription services have risen up across the country to provide an easy, cost-efficient way to stay stocked up on smoking essentials. These subscriptions offer a monthly package shipped discreetly to your door. The boxes include typical stoner items like snacks, papers, plastic grinders, hats with huge weed leafs on them, etc. Among all these subscription companies, Hemper Box has begun to stake its claim in the marketplace as the “higher”

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Aug 112016
 August 11, 2016
Marijuana Start-Up Leafedin.Org Releases First Ever iOS MJ Peer Networking App

Previously available on any device’s browser as a free anonymous fully functional web and mobile app, and now available as a dedicated iOS app via the iTunes App Store,LeafedIn.org is the only tool in the marijuana marketplace that focuses specifically on person-to-person networking for any cannabis employment or product need, while at the same time still encouraging all models of communication and networking through any models, whether it be business and individual based dividing users in four unique niches; Vendors, Buyers, Employers and Workers; LeafedIn.org creates an interface that allows users to instantly survey and connect to cannabis industry players

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Aug 052016
 August 5, 2016
Not Your Mom's Pot: How Increased Potency Has Changed Marijuana Consumption

There are nine states planning to vote on marijuana initiatives this November. Many of those states show a wide support for passing legalization – for both recreational and medical proposals. States that have already legalized are seeing a large number of their consumers  be older generation users, who may have stopped for a while, but are trying out marijuana again since the passing of legalization. In fact, some retirement communities in Colorado and Oregon have encouraged their residents to obtain medical marijuana access to help with their ailments. That being said, there is still a lot of room for research

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Aug 042016
 August 4, 2016
AK Ventures Secures Main-Stream TV Advertising Opportunity For Cannabis Businesses

America is curious about medical cannabis. Legal in 25 states, poll after poll confirm that the overwhelming majority of citizens supports the legalization of medical cannabis, even while admitting that they don’t know very much about the medicinal properties of the federally-prohibited plant. Things are changing rapidly in the cannabis marketplace, with constant product innovation, improved standards and the emergence of brand building, sophisticated packaging and professional marketing and public relations in the cannabis space. AK Ventures CEO Kerri Accardi believes medical cannabis is ready to go main stream. With a passion for the plant, New York business savvy, and

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Aug 022016
 August 2, 2016
New Report Claims Nearly 69% of Marijuana Consumers Are Men

Newly released data from Cannabis Market Intelligence Platform Headset has found that nearly 69% of marijuana consumers are men, while just 31.1% are women, Forbes reported Monday. The same data set also found that the largest percentage of recreational consumers, 20.39%, are between the ages of 25 and 29. Cannabis consumers between the ages of 21 to 34 make up 51.8% of purchases. Interested in age? The average marijuana buyer is 37.6 years old, the average woman customer is 38.2 years old, and the average man is 37.4 years old. Seniors don’t account for much of the market: those 65

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Aug 022016
 August 2, 2016
Banking and Cannabis: A "Growing" Issue

If you ask any business owners involved in the cannabis industry what one of their biggest concerns is for our industry, you are likely to hear about access to banking from almost all of them.  Sadly, under current federal laws, cannabis businesses are not viewed as legitimate and therefore rarely receive banking services, which is generally due to the administrative burden and potential liability these laws impose on banks holding funds from cannabis businesses.  Because of this and other considerations, banks are hesitant to accommodate cannabis businesses.  As discussed in this recent article about the medical cannabis industry in Illinois,

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Aug 012016
 August 1, 2016
Comparing State Approaches to Recreational Marijuana Legalization

Written by  Jeffrey Rindskopf of Dope Magazine Recreational cannabis is now legal in four states and the nation’s capital, with more states likely to follow suit this year. Even the federal government is reconsidering the legal status of cannabis, but the status of the recreational market is still in a constant state of flux around the nation. Even in legalized states, lawmakers and voters are still figuring out how to oversee every facet of this new industry. With so many aspects to consider, we can at least compare cannabis laws among the small sample of states with functioning recreational markets—Colorado, Oregon,

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Jul 302016
 July 30, 2016
The Cannabis Industry Now Employs Over 100k Workers

The U.S. marijuana industry has quickly become a major job generator in state economies. According to a report released by MJ Biz Daily, cannabis-related companies are now employing an estimated 100,000 to 150,000 workers. The estimates include employment at retailers, wholesale grows, infused products/concentrates companies, testing labs and ancillary firms focused primarily on marijuana. It’s an impressive feat for an industry that has, for the most part, only been operating legitimately since 2009, and it underscores the rapid growth in the both the number and size of companies in the sector. The employment figures include both part-time and full-time positions.

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